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Lesson 9 - Opuestos (Opposites)


Language Focus: Opposite adjectives

Classroom activities:
1) Concentration game - Print out the Opposite cards sheet (one for each set of cards that you want to make). Cut out and glue each square on an index card. Mix up the cards and give a set of cards to each group of students (group of 4?). Have the students lay the cards out into a grid face down on a table or desk. The students take turns flipping two cards (any cards) over to see if they can get a match (for example, "limpio" and "sucio"). If they get a match, they keep the cards, and they go again. If they don't get a match, it's the next student's turn. At the end of the game, students count up how many cards they have. The students with the most cards wins.

2) Flash Card game - The students in pairs or small groups have a stack of cards. When it's their turn, they flip one card over and need to say what the opposite is in Spanish. If they get it correct, they keep the card, if not, they look up what the opposite is (so that they learn), and the card that they missed goes back into the bottom of the stack.


Language Focus: Working with adjectives

Classroom activities: Make a Sentence game - Use the opposite cards again. The students work in small groups. Each student draws a card and has to make a sentence using that adjective. The other students determine if the sentence makes sense and is grammatically correct by giving it a thumbs up or a thumbs down. For example, if one student says, "La casa es rápida." It could be argued that it doesn't make sense. If they are able to give a good argument that it could make sense, however, I'd give it to them. They might come up with some silly arguments about how a house could be fast (RV with race car motor?), but that keeps it entertaining. :)


Language Focus: Review opposite words and practice using adjectives

Classroom activities: Have students read the dialogue in pairs.


Language Focus: Review opposite words and practice using adjectives

Classroom activities: The students could work in groups to come up with a similar fill-in-the-blank story.


Have the students review any portions of the lesson that they made mistakes in on the quiz.




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